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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-14-2017, 08:04 AM Thread Starter
 
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Jem 7V Fret Help

I have a 2011 Jem7v that was bought new and has been lightly played over the years, always kept in a case. The guitar is great overall, but there are few notes that fret out, most notably 16th on the G string (which I use a lot in my playing). I took it to a local tech who has experience with Jems. He adjusted the neck and setup the action pretty low, but the fretting out is still an issue. When I pushed back on him, he said there wasn't anything else he can do.

Does this sound like the fretwork was done incorrectly from the start and nothing short of major fret work will fix this? At this point it's a big enough inconvenience that I'm considering just selling the guitar if there is no way to get it fixed.

Any insight would be helpful.

Thank you,

Gene
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-14-2017, 08:36 AM
 
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Re: Jem 7V Fret Help

Fretting out means getting the sound mutted when bendig the string or buzzing? If yes, it can be easily adressed by fret-dressing the guitar if the fret is tall enougg.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-14-2017, 02:20 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Jem 7V Fret Help

Yes the sound is muted on a couple of frets and buzzing on a some of others. The frets should have a lot of life on them since I got the guitar new and did not play it enough to wear them down.
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Re: Jem 7V Fret Help

Since 2011 some frets may have worn a little bit and due to climate changes some may have jumped out of its wood chanels; let a proper tech take a look to the guitar; I'm pretty sure a fret dressing will solve the problems.
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